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May 05, 2003

Itchy Feet Two

The Lincoln Highway was a private effort, back in the early 1900s, to create a coast-to-coast "rock road" (paved highway) for the recently developed automobile. They never completely succeeded at building the road, but their work foreshadowed the creation of the first National Highway System (eg. US Rt 66, US Rt 1, US Rt 101) and ultimately the Interstate System. Ike's road trip in 1919 roughly followed the Lincoln Highway route.

Posted by jghiii at May 5, 2003 10:40 PM
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